Author Archives: humblesmith

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Christian Apologist & Philosopher

A Few Comments on Marriage

As I write this, the United States Supreme Court has just legalized marriage between same-sex couples. The laws of many states were abruptly overturned and marriage rights are extended to any homosexual or gender confused person.  Tomorrow, or the day … Continue reading

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Should We Accept Anyone’s Self-Identity as Legitimate?

Rachel Dolezal was the president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. Her biological parents, who are both white, told the public that she was white, and she was forced to resign her position with the NAACP. The event caused … Continue reading

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Why Does God Not Punish All Disobedience?

This is another in a series of questions that have been posed by skeptics, atheists, and critics. Question: In the Bible, God strikes down some people but does not do so today. For example, He struck down the tower of … Continue reading

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When We Evaluate Zen Buddhism by it’s Own Standards

The book The Three Pillars of Zen (by Phillip Kapleau, ed., 1965) includes a series of explanations and teachings by a series of master teachers of Buddhism. One of them, Yasutani, starts out in his first lecture by telling us … Continue reading

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Who Is More Reasonable In Religious Discussions?

The book True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism responds to the claims of modern atheists who are fond of trying to take the rational high ground in the discussion of religion. Tom Gilson is the editor of … Continue reading

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Do Scholarly Skeptics Agree About Early Evidence for Jesus’ Resurrection?

Gary Habermas is the world’s leading scholar on the resurrection of Jesus. This is not an exaggeration, for his research and publications are impeccable. He has researched every publication on the resurrection, ancient and modern. In the presentation below, Habermas … Continue reading

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Literary Critics Examine the New Testament

The facts presented in the New Testament have a large amount of corroboration from sources outside the Bible (see here, and here, and here). The typical objections to these facts is claiming the Bible to be historical fiction and dismissing … Continue reading

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